Elger Esser: Morgenland

Osnat Zukerman Rechter and Özkan Ezli

‘Morgenland’ sounds like a bleak crime drama you’ve yet to watch on Netflix, but in reality it’s an old German term for the Middle East; it means ‘morning land’, a world saturated in light. Photographer Elger Esser has spent more than ten years travelling this part of the world, from Lebanon to Israel and along the Nile to Luxor and Aswan.
With views often comprised largely of air and water, light and its reflection, there is a sense of placelessness to Elger Esser s landscapes beaches, wetlands, riverbeds, and valleys despite his lending of location details to the titles. Such places offer up a low, straight horizon that is, alongside Esser's signature coloring, one of the most striking details of the resulting image. His most recent series presents landscapes and places on the Lebanon coast: En Naqora, Saida, Enfeh; along the river Nile in Egypt: Aswan, Luxor, Salwa Bahry, El Quarwad; and Israel: Sea of Galilee, Akko.

ISBN-13: 9783829607971

180 pagina's, 100 kleur en duotoon afbeeldingen, 32 × 28 cm, hardcover, Engels/Duits

Schirmer/Mosel, 2017
€ 58.00